MPLS in the SDN Era

Author: Antonio Sánchez-Monge & Krzysztof Grzegorz Szarkowicz

Paperback: 900 pages

Publisher: O’Reilly Media

ISBN: 978-1-491-90545-6
Price: $69.99 US, eBook $59.99; CAN $80.99

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Advanced Praise(s)

“In case you’re wondering how one could integrate the traditional protocol-focused world of MPLS with the new software-defined world, you came to the right place. This book has the potential to become the MPLS Bible 2.0.”

Ivan Pepelnjak, iNetwork Architect,

Book Description

“How can you make multivendor services work smoothly on today’s complex networks? This practical book shows you how to deploy a large portfolio of multivendor Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) services on networks, down to the configuration level. You’ll learn where Juniper Network’s Junos, Cisco’s IOS XR, and OpenContrail interoperate and where they don’t.”

Two network and cloud professionals from Juniper describe how MPLS technologies and applications have rapidly evolved through services and architectures such as Ethernet VPNs, Network Function Virtualization, Seamless MPLS, Egress Protection, External Path Computation, and more. This book contains no vendor bias or corporate messages, just solid information on how to get a multivendor network to function optimally.

  • Introduction to MPLS and Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
  • The four MPLS Builders (LDP, RSVP-TE, IGPSPRING, and BGP)
  • Layer 3 unicast and multicast MPLS services, Layer2 VPN, VPLS, and Ethernet VPN
  • Inter-domain MPLS Services
  • Underlay and overlay architectures: data centers, NVO, and NFV
  • Centralized Traffic Engineering and TE bandwidth reservations
  • Scaling MPLS transport and services
  • Transit fast restoration based on the IGP and RSVP-TE
  • FIB optimization and egress service for fast restoration

About the Authors

Antonio “Ato” Sánchez-Monge has 15 years of experience in the IP/MPLS Networking industry, first with HP as a Cisco partner, and for the last 11 years in Juniper Networks, currently in the Contrail Business Unit. He holds CCIE R&S # 13098, Emeritus JNCIE-SP #222.

Krzysztof Grzegorz Szarkowicz, a Senior Professional Services Engineer at Juniper Networks, has 20 years of experience in the industry with HP Labs, Telia Research, Ericsson, Cisco, including the past 9 years with Juniper Networks. He holds both CCIE-SP #14550 Emeritus and JNCIE-SP #400 certifications.